Jeanne Crain Overview:

Legendary actress, Jeanne Crain, was born Jeanne Elizabeth Crain on May 25, 1925 in Barstow, CA. Crain died at the age of 78 on Dec 14, 2003 in Santa Barbara, CA and was laid to rest in Santa Barbara Cemetery in Santa Barbara, CA.



Although Crain was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1949Best ActressPinky (1949)PinkyNominated

Jeanne Crain's handprints and footprints were 'set in stone' at Grauman's Chinese Theater during imprint ceremony #86 on Oct 17, 1949.

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Happy Thanksgiving from , Paul Brinkman and the Classic Movie Man

By Stephen Reginald on Nov 23, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

Happy Thanksgiving from , Paul Brinkman and the Classic Movie Man I want to believe that Jeanne actually made that turkey. and her husband Paul Brinkman, an Errol Flynn look-alike if there ever was one. Posted by Stephen Reginald at 9:05 AM ... Read full article

, William Holden, and Edmund Gwenn

By Stephen Reginald on Jun 6, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

, William Holden, and Edmund Gwenn Apartment for Peggy (1948) is an American comedy-drama directed and written by George Seaton (Miracle on 34th Street) and starring , William Holden, and Edmund Gwenn. The supporting cast includes Gene Lockhart, Randy Stewart, Charles La... Read full article

Happy Birthday,

By Stephen Reginald on May 25, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

Happy Birthday, I’m a huge fan of . She was one of the most popular movie stars from the mid-to-late 1940s to the early 1950s.A favorite of studio chief Daryl F. Zanuck at 20th Century-Fox, Crain was cast as the girl next door in the mold of Janet Gaynor, several ... Read full article

, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter star in "The Model and the Marriage Broker"

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 4, 2023 From Classic Movie Man

, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter star in "The Model and the Marriage Broker" The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951 was directed by George Cukor and stars Jeanne Crain, Scott Brady, and Thelma Ritter. Ritter has a rare starring role as marriage broker Mae Swasey. Her office is loc... Read full article

The Classic Movie Beginner’s Guide:

By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 7, 2023 From 4 Star Films

As we do periodically, we wanted to help classic films fans get better acquainted with some of the stars of yore. This week we’d like to focus on the career of . Crain (1925-2003) was an actress who came to the attention of audiences in the 1940s and 50s. She was known as a lovely ... Read full article

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Jeanne Crain Quotes:

Melissa Frake: I don't know what's gotten into you lately. All you do is sit around and mope.
Margy Frake: I don't sit around and mope.

Margy Frake: Ohh... but the house you live in...
Harry Ware: It's got to be the same. No old clapboard shingle business. There is a new kind of plastic, pre-fabricated job. I want you to see it at the catalog home.
Margy Frake: Is it pretty?
Harry Ware: Sure, but whats more important it's termite proof. Wait 'til you see it, they tell you how to furnish it too. No rugs or carpets, there just dust collecters... Linolium through the whole house, wait until you see the pictures, it's sleek and smooth easy to keep clean... well it's like every room in the house was a Bathroom!
Margy Frake: Sounds real cozy...

Margy Frake: Pat!
Pat Gilbert: Yes?
Margy Frake: I was only talking. I couldn't marry anybody but you. Ever!

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Jeanne Crain Facts
Died ten years to the day after Cheaper by the Dozen (1950) co-star, Myrna Loy.

Devoutly Catholic mother of 7.

Two of her children, Michael and Christopher, predeceased her.

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